Straight Talk with Rubber Ducky
News & Information for Scouts and Families of Troop 345 Eagan, MN
Online at www.troop345.org December, 2004
Troop Committee Chairman Jim Brothen 651-688-7914 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoutmaster Ken DuBois 651-688-8183 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoutmaster Mike Bates 651-452-2350 email@example.com
Calendar of Events Eagan Community Center Lock-in
Troop Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 15
December Sign-up and pay Mrs. Orlando no later than January 3
13 Northview Gym
20 Northview Gym – Court of Honor Cost: $10
27 Winter Break Time: Boys should be at the Community Center between 8:00-8:30 p.m.
and be picked up between 5:30-6:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
January Activities: Blast Indoor Playground
3 Northview Gym Teen Center – Pool Table ($1/game), Air Hockey (.50/game), Ms.
10 Northview Gym Pacman Arcade Game (.25/game), Foosball (free) and more
17 Trapp Farm Park (weather permitting) Three Gymnasiums with use of Basketball, Volleyball and Dodge
24 Northview Gym – Elections for Patrol Ball equipment
Leaders and Assistant Senior Patrol TV/VCR/DVD player
Leader The Oaks Banquet room (can be divided into 3 rooms – sleeping,
29 Junior Leader Training - Tentative table games, and movies for example)
31 Northview Gym – Snow Base Training Food: Pizza, Chips, Cookies and unlimited Soda – Vending machines will
also be available
February No outside Food or Beverages allowed!!!
7 Northview Gym – 1st Annual Pizza Bash
14 Northview Gym 5th grade WEBELO’s are welcome to attend also.
21 Location to be Announced They must also sign up and pay Mrs. Orlando by January 3.
28 Northview Cafeteria
PLC and Parents’ Meetings
Second Tuesday each month - held at
BridgePointe Church - 4100 Lexington Way
1/11 PLC at 6:00 p.m. - Parents’ at 7:00 p.m. Court of Honor
2/8 PLC at 6:00 p.m. - Parents’ at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 20
Upcoming Events at 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 15-16 Eagan Community Ctr. overnight At Northview Elementary
Feb. 11-13 Snow Base - Tomahawk Please bring a Holiday treat to share.
Mar. 11-13 Fred C. Anderson
Apr. 1-3 Spring Lake Park
June 27 Summer Picnic
When your Patrol is scheduled as the Service Patrol you should be at the
July 1-12 Double H Ranch High Adventure
meeting by 6:45 p.m. to help bring in the flags, set up tables and, when
July 16-23 Summer Camp at Tomahawk
necessary, chairs. The Service Patrols are also responsible for taking these
things down before Dodge Ball begins.
12/13 Ram 1/31 Dragon
12/20 Gecko 2/7 Bison
1/3 Rubber Ducky 2/14 Tiburon
1/10 Lightening 2/21 Eagle
1/24 Scorpion 2/28 Fire
Summer 2005 High Adventure Trip Opportunities
1. Hiking the Appalachian Trail Early August $350
Price includes train ride to and from Harrisburg, PA
2. Bike Trip August 6-12 <$100
250 mile Bike Trek from Reedsburg, WI to Eagan. We need adults to Bike, Drive Support Vehicle (w/trailer) and Transport Scouts
and Bikes to starting point. Contact: Mr. Bates
3. Apostle Islands Sailing Trip Early August $300-400
4. Horseback Riding July 2-9 $400-$600
Colorado - 10th Mountain Division Trails – Will include fun activities and service projects. Contact: Mr. or Mrs. Schlank
5. Double H Ranch July 1-12 $600 There’s still room for 2 more people. Boy’s must be
14 years old by 1/1/2005 or have completed 8 grade and be at least 13 years old. $50 deposit required immediately,
plus monthly payments of $100/month November through March. Contact: Mr. Clark
There will be sign up sheets at meetings for these trips.
2006 Philmont Trek Snow Base
Our Troop has reserved 12 spaces with the Tomahawk Scout Reservation
Council Contingent to Philmont in 2006. There
is space for 2 Adults and 10 Scouts who will There are still a few opening in both Snowhuskies and
form into a single crew. Boys must be 14 by Spearhead. Sign up and pay Mrs. Orlando immediately if
January 1, 2006 or completed 8th grade prior to
you are interested in attending.
arrival at Philmont.
Snowhuskies for Scouts age 11 and older – Outdoor activities with indoor
Dates: Sunday, June 11 through Saturday,
June 24 plus travel days
Dates: Saturday, February 12 – Sunday, February 13
Cost: Approximately $1,050
Cost: $48.00 per person
Signup: Give Mrs. Orlando a deposit of $100 no
Spearhead for Scouts 13 and older – Cabin sleeping on Friday night.
later than January 10th, 2005
Outdoor activities and outdoor sleeping on Saturday night.
See Mr. Bates for more information. Dates: Friday, February 11 – Sunday, February 13
Cost: $50.00 per person
Troop Elections Please make sure your Medical Forms are up-to-date.
Monday, January 24
We will be having Troop Elections for
Snow Base Troop Training
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol
All scouts attending Snowhuskies and Spearhead are REQUIRED to
Leaders and Assistants and Patrol
attend the January 31 Troop Meeting and participate in this important
Quartermasters. We need an excellent
turnout for this election! Please come so
We will be discussing the clothing and equipment requirements
you can help choose the leadership for
necessary to participate in this winter outdoor activity.
Parents are encouraged to attend so they can help their boy obtain
and pack the necessary gear.
Troop Summer Camp Picture
Tony Clark is trying to find a CD with the
original Troop Picture from Summer Camp
2003. He would like to get copies of the
picture made and needs the high resolution
copy. If you have this CD please let him know.
It’s Time for Rechartering for 2005
Forms will be given out December 20 and need to be turned in by January 10.
1. Review the form and update information as needed – adults be sure to include your auto insurance information.
2. Write the name of your patrol on the bottom of the form.
3. Adults, list skills that you would be willing to teach.
4. Include a check for fees and dues. Boys’ Life Magazine is optional:
Registration fee: $10.00
Troop dues: $25.00
Optional Boys’ Life: $10.80 (Total with Boys’ Life - $45.80)
Return the form with your check payable to Troop 345 no later than January 10 to Mrs. Orlando. IF MRS.
ORLANDO DOESN’T RECEIVE YOUR FORM & CHECK, YOU WILL NOT BE INCLUDED ON THE TROOP ROSTER FOR 2005,
AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY TROOP ACTIVITIES.
Troop 345 Word Search
U J Y V B P I L C M X H E W R M T X W S
B Y X E F I L U X W E D X U J U A L W E Bison
B A D E N P O W E L L R B E O X E R X C Dragon
D H Q U T S S W T F T B I C A R Y E K O Dubois
O D N A L R O M O M E O S T A G A Q C N
S B P E R I F Y C R S K O N B S L E B D Fire
N G Z R R S X E D T S L K F E A P E W C First Class
O N E N Y A S U U D A I Y V R D D T S L Gecko
G C F G L N C O D Z L F T A M E J G S A Life Scout
A L S J E K C X A T C E N O E E D C E S
R Y R Z Y S N R I J T S G B I S O N T S Mom Orlando
D J C I E T Y W T N S C T K E R Z T E M Ram
F M Q L V G E S T P R O Z A P C K D Z T Rank
L I G H T E N I N G I U S I R N B U J Q Rubber Ducky
I A H G Z C O D O W F T O I P S E W S X
E V L T R K A S U K T N X E O S C W X H Second Class
F X K C Y O I J X W Z N K M T B K O F A Star Scout
S K F O Z D L Q N G H B Q A R T U A U V Tenderfoot
U E W H S T K B Q S O O E B Z I Y D T T
D N O R U B I T G H L V G P A V D J T Z
District Roundtable - Second Thursday of each month – 7:00 p.m. - at LDS Church in Burnsville
For more information check out: http://www.indianhead.org/chiefblackdog/Roundtable/round.asp
New Leader Essentials –1/12/05 - 6:30-8:00 pm - at Apple Valley Comm. Center (Hayes Building)
Youth Protections - 1/13/04 - 5:45-7:00 pm – at LDS Church in Burnsville
For more information check out: http://www.indianhead.org/chiefblackdog/Train/index.asp or contact Mr. Clark.
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